Running a successful Barnardo's store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be part of it!

Barnardo's is looking for a volunteer retail assistant for the store in Adare Street in Bridgend town centre.

Their volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills to the organisation. They come together to generate vital funds for Barnardo's work with children, young people and their families.

Barnardo's is the UK's largest children's charity. They help transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK. Barnardo's Cymru provides 88 services across the country working with vulnerable children, young people, families and communities, helping them to build a better future.

Key activities:
Unlike standard retail outlets, their stores offer a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the retail operation. Their volunteer retail assistants are trained to undertake a wide range of activities including:

  • providing strong customer service;
  • serving customers at the till;
  • taking receipt of stock donations from the public, thanking them for their generosity and finding out if they are Gift Aid Donors;
  • signing up new Gift Aid Donors (this raises an extra 25p per pound for Barnardo's from the sale of donations and does not cost donors anything);
  • replenishing stock by making sure their rails and shelves are well-stocked, visually appealing and tidy;
  • merchandising throughout the store;
  • stock preparation including sorting, steaming and pricing;
  • possible administrative tasks such as stocktaking.

If you have a particular skill or interest, the team would be delighted to discuss how you could utilise it in store! This could range from computer skills to collectables knowledge, fundraising experience to fashion awareness - whatever your talent, please share it with Barnardo's!

Attitude/skills/knowledge required:

  • A friendly and helpful manner;
  • Honesty and reliability;
  • An interest or experience working in retail/ fashion/ and with the general public.

For further details, call BAVO's Bridgend Volunteer Centre, T: 01656 810400 or E: [email protected]